Thursday, February 12, 2004

Questions of Responsibility
Iraq intelligence failures are--drum roll please--Bill Clinton's fault! Y'know, somebody ought to tell the Repugs that Clinton isn't running this year--not that it would make any difference. Josh Hammond predicted that they'll try to run against Clinton anyway, and suggested that because of it, the former president ought keep a low profile this year, except on economic issues.

Recommended reading: From the New York Observer, what the 9/11 commission heard--and did not hear--about the timeline on the morning of the attacks. Gail Sheehy notes that the government had at least 15 minutes and perhaps a half-hour's advance notice that the first plane had been taken by Middle Eastern terrorists, including one named Mohammed Atta. Why didn't anybody act? That's what the commission is supposed to find out. Will it?

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